Oscar nominated screenwriter MALVIN WALD has died from age-related causes. He was 90. Wald, who received an Academy Award nod for his script for 1948 movie The Naked City, passed away at Sherman Oaks Hospital in California on Thursday (06Mar08). He is best known for writing the story for The Naked City and then co-writing its screenplay alongside Albert Maltz. The New York-set movie ended with the famous line: "There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them." Wald also penned dozens of screenplays for TV shows including Perry Mason, Peter Gunn and Daktari.
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